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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 114

    A GREEK BRONZE HELMET OF CORINTHIAN TYPE

    CIRCA 2ND HALF OF THE 6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GREEK BRONZE HELMET OF CORINTHIAN TYPE
    CIRCA 2ND HALF OF THE 6TH CENTURY B.C.
    Hammered from a single heavy sheet, carinated at the brow separating the domed crown from the concave face protectants, the neck-guard flaring, the cheek-guards pointed at their ends, the contoured eye holes peaked at the outer corners, the thin nose-guard conforming to the eye holes, then tapering to the pointed end, protruding slightly, bordered along the entire perimeter with tiny perforations, a larger perforation on each side at the peak between the neck-guard and the cheek-pieces
    10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    American Private Collection, 1990s.